As Michael Lewitt mentions in his post, the rich get richer but looking at it from a technology and business standpoint rather than from a financial one we see that those who adapt to globalization, technology cycles and user behavioral changes are at the top of the list. It is true in communications and also in retail. WebRTC is helping global service providers enlarge their cake
Google is the elephant in the room when it comes to advertisement but it does have its competitors and when it comes to mobile things get tricky for Google. Adding RCS to Android devices can allow Google to offer a cross device and cross network rich messaging, voice and video chat, RCS type of service that will compete with WhatsApp of Facebook and allow Google to increase their position in mobile advertisement.
There is no value in plain vanilla communication services. Once in a while we see a post on the WebRTC social groups calling us to check out a great new cool WebRTC video calling service. Many of these are just WebRTC talking heads. Big disappointment. Let’s be clear. If all you are launching is yet another WebRTC based calling service it is a waste of your time and squander of your investor’s money
IoT is on the hype and no one wants to be left behind. Mobile device vendors and OS vendors are investing significantly in IoT, At F8 last week Facebook announced it joins the party by adding support for IoT in Parse. The integration of Parse with Facebook is more in the sense of identity, monetization through Facebook ads, access to user’s Facebook information
A similar but more complex question arises for WebRTC. WebRTC is a lower level technology than WordPress. WordPress is more of a complete solution than WebRTC. WebRTC has a more permissive license (BSD for both the Google and Ericsson implementations) and there are good reasons to reuse sub-components of it for different purposes.